David Camm was famous among his colleagues for being a skirt-chaser not shy about using his position as an Indiana Trooper to find willing partners.
On several occasions Camm’s wife, Kim Camm, had packed up herself and their two children and moved out after learning of Camm’s extramarital affairs but she always came back home.
In addition to Camm’s affairs, recent suspicions of sexual abuse of the Camm’s daughter had had Kim Camm thinking of leaving her husband again but she would never get a chance. On the evening of September 28, 2000, Kim was returning home from work after picking up her two children from daycare. As she stepped out of the car, she was shot in the back of the head; dead before her body hit the ground. Bradley Camm, having witnessed his mother’s murder, began scrambling into the storage area of the Ford Bronco but was coldly killed before he could make it. Jill Camm covered her eyes, trying to block the horrific scene from her mind, to make it all disappear, as her killer fired into her tiny body.
David Camm called for help when he arrived home and discovered the bodies. He was certain his police friends would be diligent in finding his family’s killer and was shocked when they almost immediately pointed the finger at him.
Seems David’s days of womanizing were coming back to haunt him.
But does a cheater a killer make? Did David Camm really kill his wife and children or did someone else, possibly a recently released former convict, do it but David’s very public indiscretions making his former friends and colleagues blind to the truth?
Once again John Glatt has created an attention-grabbing true crime tale with One Deadly Night – yet this time with a bonus: a real life whodunit to leave the mind boggled and debates of guilt or innonence ongoing.
The story of former Indiana State Police officer David Camm and just what role he played in the deaths of his wife, Kim, and two young children is something still yet to be determined. David Camm had his first conviction overturned, a second trial found him with additional charges and another conviction, once again overturned, and he is now awaiting a third trial scheduled for August 2013.
Glatt does an excellent job of laying all out all facets of the case -from a flaw-filled investigation, to alleged unethical behavior on behalf of the prosecution, to the shameless shananigans pulled by the defense.
While this is one more spouse who kills (an all too often a story in today’s society), this particular case is most interesting because of the many twists and the minscule evidence used to convict Camm.
Because it’s written long before the much anticipated third trial, you won’t get all the information here but it will get you up to speed on all you need to know before this highly-publicized trial heads for round three.
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